Journal Published Online: 19 November 2020
Volume 4, Issue 3

Cybersecurity Assurance in the Emerging Manufacturing-as-a-Service (MaaS) Paradigm: A Lesson from the Video Streaming Industry



The coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak has incapacitated physical supply chains of various industrial sectors. This has been a call for attention to rethinking innovative methods to improve supply chain resilience. Emerging manufacturing technologies like additive/hybrid manufacturing are enabling small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to transform into cybermanufacturing kiosks that deliver manufacturing-as-a-service by digitizing much of the manufacturing workflow (design, communication, and manufacturing). This transformation is causing a paradigm shift in which major producers and original equipment manufacturers can outsource manufacturing of components to distributed SMEs located near the point of need. The increasing reliance on a digital thread would reduce the burden of resiliency required from the physical supply chains. Although digital threads are reducing the burden on the physical supply chains, they introduce a new class of cyber-resilience requirements, chiefly in ensuring the integrity of the designs and other intellectual properties shared across the digital thread. A novel design-sharing scheme for the digital thread based on video streaming is introduced herein to address the issue of IP theft and tampering. The potential of design-sharing schemes for the improvement of the cyberresilience of digital supply chains is discussed.

Author Information

Tiwari, Akash
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Narasimha Reddy, A. L.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
S. Bukkapatnam, Satish T.
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
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Stock #: SSMS20200066
ISSN: 2520-6478
DOI: 10.1520/SSMS20200066